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Felt Beads, Velvet Cherries and Crab Apples


These felt beads and velvet cherries make excellent one-of-a-kind holiday ornaments.

Resources: Cherry pom-poms and velvet leaves are available at Martha Stewart everyday garlands are available at Kmart.


  • Felt
  • Fabric glue
  • Thin wire
  • Ribbon
  • Pom-pom cherries
  • Cherry leaf template
  • Scissors
  • Martha Stewart Everyday crab apple garland
  • Velvet wired leaves


  1. Step 1

    Make a 24-inch-long triangle with a 3-inch base out of felt.

  2. Step 2

    Roll from base, forming a bead.

  3. Step 3

    Glue down point with fabric glue.

  4. Step 4

    Use a folded piece of thin wire to thread ribbon through bead.

  5. Step 5

    Download cherry leaf template. Trace on felt. Cut out shapes.

  6. Step 6

    Wrap pom-pom cherry stems around middle of pair of leaves.

  7. Step 7

    Tie leaves around cherry stem.

  8. Step 8

    Cut pom-poms from Martha Stewart Everyday garland, leaving garland threads attached to "cranberries."

  9. Step 9

    Unravel threads and tie white strings into knot, to make a hanging hook.

  10. Step 10

    Twist velvet wired leaves onto base of cranberry. Hang ornaments on tree.

The Martha Stewart Show, December 2006